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BachiGaloupe

Brockton, MA | Member Since 2010

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  • 6 reviews
  • 35 ratings
  • 661 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2018
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  • Hounded: The Iron Druid Chronicles, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Kevin Hearne
    • Narrated By Luke Daniels
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20822)
    Performance
    (18957)
    Story
    (18904)

    Atticus O’Sullivan, last of the Druids, lives peacefully in Arizona, running an occult bookshop and shape-shifting in his spare time to hunt with his Irish wolfhound. His neighbors and customers think that this handsome, tattooed Irish dude is about twenty-one years old - when in actuality, he’s twenty-one centuries old. Not to mention: He draws his power from the earth, possesses a sharp wit, and wields an even sharper magical sword known as Fragarach, the Answerer. Unfortunately, a very angry Celtic god wants that sword, and he’s hounded Atticus for centuries....

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "WINNING UGLY IS STILL WINNING"
    "Warning This Series is Addictive!"
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    I listened to the first 3 books in under 5 days and await book four next week.

    Kevin Hearne will probably be famous soon.

    What a TOTAL JOY to listen to all three! Bordering on sinfully funny at times. "Blood Sucking Attorney"

    Oberon, a Druids best friend. I had tears rolling out of my eyes and I am sure people in traffic thought I was crazy as I drove, listened and laughed.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Torrent: Rust & Relics, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lindsay Buroker
    • Narrated By Nola Zandry
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (297)
    Performance
    (276)
    Story
    (279)

    When Delia chose to major in archaeology, she didn't imagine herself scrounging for pickaxes and gold pans to sell on auction sites. What she doesn't imagine is stumbling across a decapitated body in an old mine near Prescott. Something dangerous has come to the mountains, and two Harley-riding strangers are the only ones who seem to have a clue. They speak a language Delia has never heard and carry mysterious artifacts she's never seen. Investigating these strangers might lead her to discoveries that change archaeology forever.

    Kiki says: "Archeologist/Scavengers, Techie, Aliens, Tennis Pro and Monster."
    "Started out fine."
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Maybe if you have more patience this book is for you. Became too difficult to finish. Stopped listening with 1 hour left.


    What was most disappointing about Lindsay Buroker’s story?

    It got a bit challenging for me as the plot developed. Became too much a combination of genres for me. I was afraid if I kept going there would be a dragon thrown in there. Only if there was a Star Trek episode to relate it to.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    I think she did a fair job reading the story, three main voices were distinctive enough.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I enjoyed some of the Star Trek references but I think that was a bit overdone for my personal taste in that it became a distraction rather than an enhancement. This might've impacted my review.


    Any additional comments?

    I am sure others will enjoy this author and perhaps I would too but not without a personal recommendation of a different series. I wrote this review mostly to prevent Audible from recommending more of this type of book for me as that is what lead me to the purchase. So it is not a critique of the author as I have not written nor published a book and I hate when people trash authors. Just think this story isn't for me.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Koban, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Stephen W. Bennett
    • Narrated By Patrick Freeman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1804)
    Performance
    (1681)
    Story
    (1683)

    We colonized 700 planets. Humankind enjoyed the benefits of expansion room and the end of wars. We even disbanded our military. Then the Krall found us. The Krall have used thousands of years of combat to select the genes of the strongest and fastest warriors. They are a species determined to dominate the entire galaxy, through destruction and annihilation of every opponent.

    Koban is an uninhabited high-gravity planet with impossibly fast savage animals, which employ organic superconducting nerves. This deadly world is where the Krall tested humans for war capability.

    Nate says: "Good Story, dreadful narration."
    "Nice story and very good narration"
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    If you could sum up Koban in three words, what would they be?

    Survival, sacrifice and revenge. Well I am waiting for the next book to really get revenge. Enjoyed the hunt.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The captain of the Fancy. He is the hero and hard not to love him.


    Have you listened to any of Patrick Freeman’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No but I await books two and three. I thought the narrator did an excellent job despite another review to the contrary. I wonder if that person has ever listened to John Lee.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Will the human race survive the Krull?


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Rainbow Six

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Tom Clancy
    • Narrated By Michael Prichard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4792)
    Performance
    (4215)
    Story
    (4227)

    Ex-Navy SEAL John Clark is the newly named head of Rainbow, an international task force dedicated to combating terrorism. In a trial by fire, he must stop a terrorist group of men and women so extreme that their success could literally mean the end of life on earth as we know it.

    Nathan says: "Rainbow Six review"
    "The narrator was the reason I returned this book"
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    Would you try another book from Tom Clancy and/or Michael Prichard?

    Have enjoyed MANY!


    Would you recommend Rainbow Six to your friends? Why or why not?

    Not the audio book


    How could the performance have been better?

    Lou Diamond Phillips must have spoiled me. Too much of a made for talk radio sound to it.


    Did Rainbow Six inspire you to do anything?

    Return it and write this and not in that order. Not sure if the review stays up after you return a book from your library.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Boys Adrift: Factors Driving the Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Young Men

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Leonard Sax
    • Narrated By Malcolm Hillgartner
    Overall
    (1630)
    Performance
    (1145)
    Story
    (1139)

    Something scary is happening to boys today. From kindergarten to college, they are less resilient and less ambitious than they were a mere 20 years ago. Fully one-third of men ages 22 to 34 are still living at home with their parents, about a 100 percent increase in the past 20 years. Boys nationwide are increasingly dropping out of school; fewer are going to college. Family physician and research psychologist Dr. Leonard Sax presents practical solutions.

    KnightRanger says: "Startling, well-researched view..."
    "Wow ! I listened to this straight through."
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    I would encourage any parent of boy(s) or young men to listen to this. Well worth the money and time spent.

    I loved [perhaps loved being enlightened about] the part about our schools/teachers pushing kids away from trade schools toward college. My father wanted better things for me like college.

    College isn't right for all boys and face it, plumber's jobs can't be moved to India like computer programmer's.

    While I usually read/listen mostly SciFi and Urban Fantasy this might be the best book I have listened to yet!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Last Centurion

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By John Ringo
    • Narrated By Dan John Miller
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (681)
    Performance
    (481)
    Story
    (484)

    In the second decade of the 21st century, the world is struck by two catastrophes: a new mini-ice age and a plague to dwarf all previous experiences. Rising out of the disaster is the character known to history as "Bandit Six", an American Army officer caught up in the struggle to rebuild the world and prevent the fall of his homeland - despite the best efforts of politicians, both elected and military.

    Lindsay says: "Enjoy the story and forget the politics"
    "Don't buy this expecting it to be like others"
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    I expected a story closer to Troy Rising, Looking Glass, Posleen and Aldenata books. I have listened to at least 15 of Ringo's books. Really enjoyed them.

    I think if you are one of the fine heros that is serving or has served in the armed services you might really enjoy this book and can ignore this review.

    If you expect more of what I was mentioning above you might take a minute to read more reviews.

    This aside I happen to applaud the author's political views in all the titles I have purchased and I hope someday I can meet him and shake his hand. In a different world I think we might be good friends.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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